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analyzed throughout europe never in russia the result over the last four years a biathlete has never tested positive. point in the is a by athlete who brought a gold home from sochi and he and his team mates. or leaders of team russia and were both two main hopefuls for winning medals and south korea as well now they're both world champions and in all of their years competing neither has ever tested positive for doping and that's one of the reason the the decision as an injustice the tone of the statutory will not please everyone that's obvious but there are still questions about the integrity of the decision makers since when can we can do this in sportsmen to punish the guilty is obvious to ban the russians that for the rest the i.o.c. has promised to publish the full list of eligible athletes on sunday just under two weeks before the start of the games leaving an appeal unlikely and that means that a number of russian athletes who are still reeling from the fact that they will not be able to compete under their own flag will now be hit with another blow others
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said to be excluded from the list are prominent hockey players and figure skaters again all of whom have never tested positive for doping and yet they will not be forced to watch the games from the sidelines with forty three other other teammates who have been hit by bans earlier and another gold medalist who is also thought to be excluded speed skater victor that he thought korean by birth which means that his dreams of competing in his home country are looking rather dim at this point and while condemnation of the decision has continued to flow in that's unlikely to change the i.o.c. is mind. well there has been support internationally a number of athletes from other countries as well as have committees have condemned the banning of athletes who've never tested positive for bonds substances the head of the bulgarian olympic committee says everyone who broke the rules must be punished but that the measures taken against russia have been politically motivated one friend has also said he believes the finger is being unfairly pointed. the
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entire country and the international by athlone union head has claimed the organization has not been involved in did this making process where russian our plates from seven different disciplines are said to be missing from the list of eligible competitors including five prominent russian short track speed skaters three by after lawn champions on a two time world champion cross country skier here as well none have ever tested positive for doping a number of russian ice hockey players bobsledders figure skaters who must be said did not even compete in the twenty fourteen winter games are also missing from the list of those eligible to go some sport unions and federations have already demanded that the i.o.c. clarify its decision the i.o.c. head has claimed it wants to give way to a quote new clean generation the c wanted to give clean russian athletes the opportunity to participate and give a young and new generation of clean russian athletes the opportunity to be at the
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olympic games and be ambassadors for a new clean russian sport. well we spoke to ellis cashmore a sociology professor at aston university in the u.k. who say anti russian hysteria is ongoing and timezone night for the op needs to appeal the olympic tournament itself is an invitation only event and that means that the organizers have the power to exclude nations or individuals willy nilly they can do it as they please there is some kind of attempt to ostracize russia russia is the bad guy of sport at the moment has been for the past twelve eighteen months we know that it isn't getting a fair shake and we haven't seen evidence to support these allegations that there is state sponsored doping but the world or most of the world at least seems to have accepted that there is some kind of systematic doping going on in russia because of that reason i think that anyone who is associated with russia is automatically
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lumped together with a nation that is collectively guilty of doping which is not to say of course that the rest of the world isn't taking dope. to enhance their performances in sport because i think every other country is participating in some kind of doping but the point is that russia has been stuck with that label and that stigma is going to be awfully difficult to erase in the years to come the closer it gets to the start date a couple of weeks away now of course the more difficult it is to appeal this decision it's going to be too late to go to the court of arbitration for sport it's unlikely to get a favorable decision from that court so in other words they've excluded them in the full knowledge that they won't be there in in korea to compete. ok heading stateside again where top u.s. democrats are claiming that russian bots are once again attempting to manipulate public opinion this time by amplifying calls for the release of
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a potentially explosive congressional memo on social media a killer tonight and has been following the stories and joins us live now from new york with the details callup i cannot help but feel we're in for a mill euro grind here what do we know about this. well apparently according to the democrats there is another russian conspiracy threatening the american way of life now apparently now recently there has been this upsurge on social media calling for there to be a release of the memo now this memo is a memo that allegedly contains evidence of vast f.b.i. misconduct possibly even the spying on donald trump now there's been an upsurge on social media demanding that this memo be released and apparently the democratic leaders are quite concerned about this call to release the memo and now they've sent a letter to facebook and twitter basically saying that the call to release the memo
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is coming from russia let's take a listen we are witnessing in and doing it by the russian government through kremlin linked social media actors directly acting to intervene and influence our democratic process we urge your companies to need to take necessary steps to expose india to counts involved in this influence of grecian now the memo itself originated with republicans a republican leaders saw the memo and called it jawed dropping and were quite upset about what appeared to be a political motivation by the f.b.i. in their investigation of donald trump and russia let's take a listen to what was said by republican leaders i had that same shock feeling i was like wait a minute this actually happened from our justice department and this f.b.i. that's how serious this is that there has been a real attempt to undermine this president that is the type of information that we need all americans to see immediately the american people deserve. they must say
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they want to know what's in this document sadly much of the mainstream media will not be covering this today but in this house on this day let us know that indeed we are still one nation under god and willing to protect life. now they hash tag release the memo originated with top republican leaders concerned about the activities of the f.b.i. and now it's been taken up by millions of americans however it looks like the democratic party which seems to be quite concerned about the calls to release the memo is falling back on their old canard russia did it thanks to keep across the story for us we will track back with you any and all developments came up on live from new york still to come a humanitarian group has been targeted in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad a story after the break.
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with this manufacturer consents to the public will. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the famous merry go round the sun be the one percent. we can all middle of the room six. days ago the u.s. secretary of defense james mattis updated in revised america's global defense
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strategy it is a dark vision of the world and calls for a massive defense spending what he calls a defense strategy critics say is a blueprint without it. nineteen minutes into the program welcome back at least two people have been killed and a dozen more injured in the afghan city of jalalabad a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb at the office of the humanitarian group save the children reportedly up to fifty people in the building at the time save the children has now announced it's temporarily shutting down work in afghanistan according to afghan media eisel has claimed responsibility for the attack here's how witnesses described the assault. and the sound of gunfire then a very big explosion took place i think it was a car bomb there were several other explosions and more gunfire. i'm
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a short people here first i heard gunfire when a car bomb exploded and suicide attackers came up in this area several residents were brutally killed the situation is very bad. well with the security situation worsening in afghanistan the u.s. is increasing the number of combat aircraft it has in the south of the country according to a nato press release washington wants to step up efforts to cripple taliban controlled infrastructure and cut off the fundamentalist movements revenue streams it's estimated that the taliban effectively controls around forty percent of afghanistan on sunday it was behind an attack on a luxury hotel and cable that left the base twenty two did political analyst a muslim sure believes there will be no stability in the country until the u.s. withdraws. president karzai after the hand of his government has a valid criticize saying you are doing insane and now in afghanistan at all and
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there is no chance are there is no hope to be a stable afghanistan under the don't insaaf united states the big question is why it day by day the situation is going to three day by day the afghan people has become hopeless if the united states is couldn't defeat i.a.s. or taliban in the country so they should confess that. members of the kurdish community in iraq our province in syria turned out to protest against turkey's military incursion in the south of the country and it's not just in syria where people are angry at the wave of protests has reached europe demonstrations have been held in athens london as well with people we've kurdish flags and carried anti war banners similar protests took place in the german city of mannheim campaigners there are right range that german made tanks are being used in the turkish offensive with more of. the turkish military operation against the kurds in
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syria has caused some consternation here in germany however officials in berlin say that they're only somewhat concerned about the actions of ankara the military confrontation between turkey and the kurdish forces carries rich in. the last thing syria needs is another standoff imagine the surprise when german saw the footage all of these military offensives against the kurds and they saw german made leopard tanks as the speed ahead of that offensive it comes at a time when germany's foreign ministers the rio is pushing. for the tanks supplied by to ankara this includes things like grades to the mine protection abilities that they would have with rumors that other upgrades are in the pipeline for the. hundreds of tanks provided by germany to turkey this is all seen is part of a charm offensive by the german foreign minister as he seeks to normalize relations
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between germany and turkey. was the only they are disturbed when we speak about nazi mentality but you do apply this type of mentality in germany. does you know it's a fact without question turkish nazis comparisons must stop unfortunately we see that these comparisons have not stopped. however when it comes to questions over whether german tanks are being used against the kurds answers from the german government the norm the ground there's no official stance from the defense ministry from the foreign ministry or from those who deal with exports at the ministry of economics here no tanks see no tanks speak of no tanks is the lying coming from the german government at the moment but when it comes to the german people they don't seem convinced that they should be providing arms to turkey right now i don't think
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so why not. because boris. han has caused a disturbance in this region so i don't think we should sell him tanks well i think that's awful became finitely two weeks of fighting against an entire people this should not be happening this is terrible we should not be sending any weapons at all no matter who's behind the. more than two hundred high profile saudi arabians are at the forefront of the gulf states corruption crackdown dozens have been detained at the ritz carlton hotel in riyadh however all criminal proceedings may be dropped if they agree to pay a hefty sum for their freedom. well
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talks with those suspected of corruption were expected to end this month with half of the detainees already agreeing to pick up the check local media are now reporting that almost one hundred of those figures high profile ones at that who
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didn't pay up will soon be referred to the public prosecution for trial. now if they fox spying the figure is coming right up in our business. thirty minutes time with the latest news from moscow this is martin. closer. to what they need not through only ten space. left alone. said. no servant did that to. alex you speak french now. there's a. little send elf that's a new born it is talk of the sun's closing the tilt towards us to call some.
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one else seems wrong but old old just don't hold. any of these yet to shape out just they become educated and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. prescribe medication is widespread on the us market and a frequent cause of death at that point in my life i just felt like everything was ashes my family was literally coming unglued i had actually planned. to commit some site was all who has made antidepressants so commonly used we were doing what the
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doctors told us to do we were being responsible and what the real side effects. was is chemically altered when i did was done on a cocktail of lethal drugs. just because something's legal doesn't mean it's safe. this is boom bush coming to you from the world economic forum in davos switzerland i'm bart chilton coming up we have luca visentin who is the general secretary of the european trade union confederation plus alex behala which tells us what canadian prime minister trudeau is going to be doing here in davos and lots more
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but first let's get today's business and financial headlines from back in the studio in washington with ashley banks. and the eleven nations that remain in the transpacific partnership or t.p. have agreed to a new fallback deal that they call the comprehensive and progressive agreement for transpacific partnership canadian prime minister justin trudeau announced the resurrection of the t p p in his address to the world economic forum in davos switzerland now one year ago u.s. president donald trump pushed by a grassroots movement with it drew from the t p p. metron by ministration has announced tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels the tariff thirty percent on solar panels and fifty percent on washing machine washing machines while phase out after three to four years of solar energy enter stres
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association says a tariff on panels could cost twenty three thousand jobs this year. and the u.s. federal prosecutors have charged five former employees of the accounting firm k.p. and she and a former government accountant with plotting to get inside information on the regulatory review process they are charged with the actions the securities and exchange commission has compared to literally stealing the exam and order to influence review by the public company accounting oversight board. welcome to boom bust coverage of the two thousand and eighteen world economic forum here in davos switzerland on r.t. america and we are here to bring you a perspective on the world economic forum that you won't find anywhere else our team will be connecting across continents to bring the speakers the leaders and the
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events that will be making and shaping the news we'll bring it right to you on the air and online and we've got a really special week of fascinating guests breaking news and as you can see beautiful scenery ahead of us and we're so glad to be making this trip with you but before we bring in the players let's set the stage for this forum the world economic forum was actually founded by a business professor klaus shaab in one nine hundred seventy one first as a european management symposium here in the alpine town it's the highest town by the way in europe and that annual gathering became a forum for business leaders to learn about politics but also to discuss issues like inflation and or oil embargoes that were roiling global markets and the global economy and later it became more of a political discussion with political leaders in two thousand and eighteen in davos it's really a combination of both and this is the premier symbolic gathering of global business
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and political leaders c.e.o.'s and heads of state we're going to assemble the assembly are to discuss the future of markets and nations and increasingly to hear about how technology can help some solve some of the social problems that have been built over decades much of the consensus that you find here on the fundamental questions of political economy is being challenged almost everywhere around the world from the right and from the left even within the davos consensus it's not clear who is the leader of the forces. trying to maintain the status quo many think it's angela merkel the german chancellor who is on the agenda by the way to speak here this week and she sort of picked up that sword and been the leader particularly in light of donald trump who's sort of wanted to go backwards against the status quo ante but merkel standing has been undermined in recent years by challenging events such as the international refugee crisis the backlash and rise of the far right and of course bracks it that's led many people to chafe at both
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the current shape of the european union and the german dominance over the structure and while merkel will have a perfect opportunity here at davos for pushing back against the other surprise attendee u.s. president donald trump president emanuel mccrone of france is openly promoting himself as the leader for the forces of stability that used to be seen as merkel's aereo will mccrone and merkel speak for europe will donald trump shout them out or push people out of the way to get a photo op and yes what about the role of the us president as event over years well the first u.s. president participate was ronald reagan but he was via remote video the first and last sitting u.s. president to come was bill clinton in two thousand clinton had attended regularly since leaving office but bush forty three and obama did not attend the return of the president the world economic forum this week is a big story if not a side show time will tell and we'll be here to cover it all these stories and so
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much more all the booms and of course all the you guessed it bust at the two thousand and eighteen world economic forum this week we're just getting started. we are here in davos and i'm joined by luka vicent teenie who is the general secretary of the european trade union confederation mr general secretary thank you for being here and can you explain for our international audience who you represent and what your goal here in davos well. european trade union call for the ration was the call for the single confederation i will say gathering all the trade union confederations in the european union but also in the count with. associated or candidate to enter the european union so we have a few dates from more or less for thirty five thirty some countries ninety affiliates they are the configurations in these countries the main and most important considerations and we represent more or less forty five medium warchus
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india. india around the european union well regarding doubles you know inequalities probably is the top topic. on the one side in terms of wages and over distribution of wealth about also profits and the fact that the european international economy is facing finally some kind of growth he's even if it's mainly jobless growth or very low quality jobs being created but anyway there is some kind of sign off change i mean in the in the prospects of the economy but as not been reduced to that tall i mean to people to walk in people into city this morning general so this is i think the major topic also because these generates a poverty social exclusion and margin nation i mean of people in the society is and these again creates then settle for be a populism and a lot of mistrust and anger among people and does exactly what we would like to address i mean we all have that whole the big players i mean the international
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finance and economy would listen to that and so you do represent more than as you say more than thirty five countries and forty five million workers but part of those are in the u.k. right of course of course they are still part of the e.u. for the moment you're here for one year all is it more or less with regard to bracks it you what you said back then and i want to read it so i have it for sure is that. we are the ones with high poverty exclusion and unemployment behind the xenophobia and the populism that was an economic problem that politicians weren't able to solve that's what you said with regard to bret's it how do we solve those problems even if you analyze the regions of the u.k. that the voter for breck's it or against blacks it the ones that voted for blacks it massively are not the ones where you have more migrants you know migration was the burning topic i mean at the base of the cum pain for blacks it we need to get
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help to these migrants aiming and to recuperate our solar tea etc etc so so for an easement was more or less than all the red line i mean the discussion but actually the regions that voted for rex's are the ones where there are less migrants but at the same time more poverty socialist collusion and more unemployed people so the people it by globalization finance there is a sham etc are exactly the ones that have been left behind that feel to be left behind and so they voted for bracks it thinking that this way probably they could recuperate some all for the future actually does exactly the opposite that is happening because if you look at the economics of the u.k. even now they are still in the negotiations in the middle of the negotiations while he's going down in del so it's absolutely all to win when mr general secretary can you explain how we deal with these problems of refugee immigration and at the same time native workers and them wanting jobs these two things really you're saying
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aren't mutually exclusive it's not just refugees or native jobs right well you know we have to have a step back because the prop the original problem is that the political particularly reach politicians and the ones that are on the right side of this expect from i will say they are cheating people because they are the ones that they create a d.c. to ation with no liberalism a fight also is a show no rules timing and all profits concentrated in few hands on me and. this is exactly walt's reaching the roots i mean of this situation of the eye level of unemployment of social exclusion for the low wages and no. fair share in the economy etc etc and then it seems they have created this but they have now to fix the problem because of course this this kind of an unregulated and unmonitored globalization has really it people and created incredible social unrest now they are simply looking for a scapegoat and this cable are migrants you know the problem is not that migrants
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called to steal their jobs or our jobs the problem is that we didn't create jobs enough for everybody and we did a create an economy that benefits people interest instead of only corporates and profits this is the problem if we don't change the. whole day that well really the migrants will become the scapegoat but you know when the then we will look for another scape scapegoat and solve and so on and so on but this is not the solution to the problem mr general secretary it really is about a widening wealth gap and that's happening all around the world and i'm going to read a quote of yours again with regard to immigration welcoming a couple of million migrants is not a problem on the contrary you said if you were able to provide both refugees and native workers with new and better jobs the problem will be solved so this really is a macro economic determination in your view the first element is to change the macroeconomic
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mold and of course we need to move from austerity nearly broke my meaning i concentration of wealth to a few hands as they say to do something that is more a sustainable growth from all that i mean this is possible because these exists if we take for example one european continent the sweden in the last five years they increase public investment up to three percent of the internal g.d.p. they have increased wages by up. up to thirty percent in the last five years they have rainfalls the social protection system so this doesn't create a tall i mean unemployment or economic. cetera et cetera on the contrary to screen it in an incredibly cool is eve and sustainable growth model in the country they became the most competitive country did most innovative country the most technologically and digital country in the european union they created an enormous number of jobs quality jobs end at the same time.


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